Y tu mamá también
Language Resources

Created in 2001, Y tu mamá también is a Mexican film that directed by Alfonso Cuarón that stars real-life friends Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal along with actress Maribel Verdú. It was nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the Oscars as well as for Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes.

The story follows two teenage boys, Julio and Tenoch, whose girlfriends leave them behind to go on a trip to Italy. The boys become bored and decide that they need to seek adventure. At a wedding, the boys meet Luisa, the beautiful and older Spanish wife of one of the boys' cousins. Trying to impress her, they tell her that they're heading to a fictitious secluded beach and invite her to come; she declines, but upon learning of her husbands infidelities, decides to go and the three head off through rural Mexico in search of an invented beach.

Throughout their trip they have detailed discussions about their sexual experiences which eventually reach a boiling point. The following events of passion lead to conflict which throws friendship up in the air.

More About Latin American Cinema

Chat with us